This month’s recipe redux is all about seeds. I’ve written before about my love for chia seeds, so this week it’s my second love getting the attention….hemp seeds. I truly love these little guys. They’re a great source of protein (they contain all nine essential amino acids) and have an ideal essential fatty acid profile (think omega 3 and 6). They’re also loaded with fiber and other vital nutrients. Because of their high fatty acid content, hemp will go rancid if stored at room temperature or heated above 100 degrees. So don’t cook your hemp seeds, and store them in the refrigerator.
What’s my favorite way to eat them? I add them to my Cereal Swag, smoothies, and chia seed pudding. I toss them into salads and stir them into yogurt. I also make a mean no-bake ball using hemp seeds — and that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I usually opt for chocolate when making no-bake balls (like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Lara Bars and Chocolate Quinoa Snack Balls) but I’ve been looking for a reason to experiment with a gingerbread version. These gingerbread hemp bites came out spicy and sweet with a nice ginger finish!
I like to coat my no-bake bites in a bowl — definitely the easiest method!